As Craig says,
"A deep dive into a "crisis" I hadn't previously known about. But linked to here mainly for this vicious snark:
Eventually, fans of legacy rock acts don’t really want the music anymore, they just want to be young again."
The vicious snark nails one of the most important things happening in America today, romantic nostalgia. It drives the entire country. The hugely inflated prices of "classic cars?" Romantic nostalgia. Classic rock music? Romantic nostalgia. Even video games. Romantic nostalgia. The desire to maintain the progressive blue socioeconomic model? Romantic nostalgia. Retaining our antique educational system? Romantic nostalgia.
Maddog started realizing this had gotten outta hand back when SiriusXM started playing Gun's & Roses "Sweet Child 'o Mine," and "Welcome to the Jungle" as classic rock.
Even children are romantically nostalgic for their "youth."
This is not so much a crisis, but a frank nod that we live in times of amazing wealth, luxury, and freedom. We have time to pine for our youths unlike our parents, or theirs anyway, who spent their time scratching out mere existence.
It is a crisis when it comes to our socioeconomic model, education, and the like. These things need to be modernized, and quickly. Romantic nostalgia is only clogging the pipes, and gumming the works. Time to move this along.